25 george plantagenet 1st duke of clarence 1st earl

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25George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, 1st Earl of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Warwick 26Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick
Caputo 9dissent to his ascension. The Bill of Attainder of Richard III was simply the seal to the War of theRoses.Tey’s interpretation of the conclusion of the War of the Roses is certainly a reasonable position based on the information she provides, which might even be the sum of the research she performed. Items which have come to light since Tey’s book was published certainly cast shadow on her conclusions as to the back room antics of the players. Of course there is no way to know with certainty what happened to Edward IV's boys. The current Queen's rejection of the request to exhume the boys for a forensic postmortem means it may be the next regent that allows that puzzle piece to be placed on the table of evidence. Even with careful inspection of the remains, and determination of cause of death, identification of the perpetrator is still impossible. The lack of support for Tey by professional historians is testimony to historians’ objectivity. Dominic Mancini's long lost narrative surfaced in 1934. Its importance was realized by virtue of it being the sole contemporaneous chronicle of the lead up to Richard's demise written by an indifferent reporter of observations, rumors and social conditions of the time. Historians took his writings and incorporated them into their understanding of the Richard III canon. When information oozes its way through time like this, historians know the record can be rewritten without undoing the intervening time line. Weir takes Tey to task on the subject of Richard III and in light of her research claims “I feel that there is an even stronger case to be made against Richard III.”27After all is said and done there is always one last piece of information not considered in the narrative but physically in the book. It appears first in the book, and now is considered last. On the publisher's page, the backside of the title page, the publisher's note reads as follows:27Ibid, Weir
Caputo 10This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.28Tey wrote a piece of fiction that is entertaining and has likely inspired numerous people tolook deeper into the rise, reign and replacement of Richard III. It may, as in the case of Weir, have inspired some to History as a career. But, it is a piece of fiction, and as such should be givenscanty relevance to answering historical questions. It may serve to identify possible sources to thesleuthing amateur historian, but it is not, nor should it be held to the standard of, a serious historical work.28Publisher's note from The Daughter of Timeby Josephine Tey, First Scribner Paperback Fiction Edition 1995 22ndprinting

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